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Orientation Class for New Students

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Cowichan Canine!


(Updated 17 March 2020)

As a consequence of today's provincial Public Health Emergency, all classes  and in-home behaviour consultations have been suspended.

As the situation clears up, all credits will of course be honoured.

We are working on setting up a platform for online training lessons.

The office is now closed to the public, but you can reach us via email or telephone (778-455-1985) and we can still ship merchandise.

For emergencies, please call Lisbeth on 250-732-5415.

Please follow provincial health directives as we all do our bit to help flatten the curve of this outbreak and practice Social Distancing.

Current advice is that our dogs are unlikely to actually become sick from the virus, but that there is a possibility that they may carry the virus on their bodies - the same as any other "surface".

For up-to-date information, please see:

World Health Organization

Government of Canada

BC Centre for Disease Control

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

American Veterinary Medical Association

Owner Contact Guidelines for COVID-19 by U of Guelph


Classes and Behaviour Consultations will resume when the public health situation allows.

Orientation Classes is a one hour FREE theory lesson for owners and handlers only, WITHOUT dogs, although we may invite a demo dog to the class from time to time.

Attendance at Orientation class is optional (but recommended) for our Puppy Start Right students, and compulsory for all other students. 

Prospective students are welcome to attend Orientation class at no charge before deciding to sign up.

No need to pre-register, please arrive 5 minutes early to sign-in and grab a seat. 





Orientation Classes for New Students

CLICK HERE to learn about our AnimalKind dog training standards.


Orientation Classes have been suspended because of the current public health situation.

Orientation Classes will resume as soon as the public health situation allows.

Please note that dogs attending our Reactive Dog Programme need to go through a Behaviour Evaluation in order to make sure that the dog is suitable for the programme. 



We have started our move to an expanded facility in Cobble Hill (currently under construction), which will open in the spring. In the meantime, we are offering classes at temporary facilities in Cobble Hill and in Duncan.


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What Clients Are Saying:

My darling French Bulldog Maggie has passed this course with distinction. This would not have been possible without the fine teachings of Karen and Bev. Both these ladies conveyed instructions clearly and with humour, making the hour fun and interesting for both dog and owner. Maggie and I thoroughly enjoyed the course and plan on being back for more next fall. With many thanks,

Mimi Hayes and Maggie Mc.F. Hayes

Thanks Bev, You are totally awesome and a great teacher. Thanks also to Lisbeth for her puppy socialization classes, and to Karen and Laurie. We took these classes as a condition of our breeder's contract, and we are so glad we did. It all began with your wonderful puppy socialization classes – little Fred was so happy to meet other little ones, and we learned a lot about dog etiquette and grooming. And then it progressed to Foundation where finally I could put a dog into a “down” without begging (eg our two other goldens now in doggie heaven) and could walk around the neighbourhood without the dog walking me! I think Fred is a happier and smarter puppy because of your training style. Woof woof from Fred! And a big thank you from us!

Marilyn and Kelly
Shawnigan Lake, BC

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